What Are Gallstones?
Gallstones are tiny “stones” (solid pieces of matter) found in the gallbladder, which is a small organ in the shape of a “sac” that has the primary role of storing bile made by the liver. Gallstones (sometimes called cholelithiasis by doctors) are made up of cholesterol particles, calcium deposits and other substances that are found in bile. They can vary in terms of size, shape, composition, density and severity of symptoms — but for the most part, they are all caused by the same things and treated very similarly.
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Pain from gallstones can be excruciating; many people describe the pain as being as bad as labour pains (even men!). Gall stones form in a poorly functioning gall bladder. The gall bladder stores bile which helps us to digest fats. If the bile has the wrong balance of cholesterol, bile salts, and bilirubin the gall stones can form.
There are two types of gall stones; hard and soft. An ultra sound examination is used to confirm the presence of gall stones. Intense pain can occur if the gall stones put pressure in the bile duct which is the tube the bile leaves the gall bladder. But much of the time people are unaware that they have gall stones; the gall stones can increase in size and number before matters become urgent.